WOJCIECH RYSIECKI

WOJCIECH RYSIECKI

 

Wojciech Rysiecki started playing classical guitar at the age of 7. He started his education in the Stanisław Moniuszko State Primary Music School in Katowice (guitar class of Michał Mitko), continued in the Karol Szymanowski State Secondary Music School (guitar class of Franciszek Wieczorek). He completed his studies in the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, graduating with honors (guitar class of Wanda Palacz). Currently he is taking doctoral studies with Marcin Dylla at the same academy. He participated in numerous masterclasses with many well-known guitarists, including Zoran Dukić, Carlo Marchione, Judicaël Perroy, Carles Trepat, Paul O’Dette, Margarita Escarpa.

He performed recitals in places such as Royal Castle in Warsaw, Old Castle in Żywiec, Silesian Museum in Katowice, Warmian-Mazurian Philharmonic in Olsztyn, Diva la musica in Freiburg.  He also gave concerts as a soloist with orchestra in Silesian Park in Chorzów, and in concert halls of State Secondary Music School and Academy of Music in Katowice. Since 2011 he is member of Silesian Guitar Octet, performing concerts in Poland as well as abroad (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Serbia).

He was awarded in many guitar competitions, among his most important prizes are:

2008 – 2nd prize – 17th International Guitar Competition in Brno (Czech Republic),

2010 – Grand Prix – 13th International Guitar Music Festival in Trzęsacz (Poland),

2011 – Grand Prix – 3rd National Guitar Competition in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland),

2011 – 2nd prize – 16th International Music Festival in Dolny Kubin (Slovakia),

2012 – 1st prize – 18th International Guitar Festival in Żory (Poland),

2013 – 1st prize – 17th International Guitar Competition in Kutna Hora (Czech Republic),

2016 – 1st prize – 18th International Guitar Competition in Krynica Zdrój (Poland),

2016 – Grand Prix – 8th International Guitar Competition in Olsztyn (Poland),

2016 – 4th prize – 5th International Guitar Festival in Changsha (China).

Twice he obtained scholarship of The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland for artistic achievements. In 2014 he became laureate of “Młoda Polska” scholarship program. He plays guitar made by Canadian luthier, Daryl Perry.